This talk examines the rationale for using methadone in our surgical patient population, reviews clinical trials that assess the effect of intraoperative methadone on post operative outcomes and discusses some unanswered questions related to the administration of this long acting opioid in the perioperative period.

Presented by Glenn Murphy, Jeffery S. Vender Chair of Anesthesiology Research and Education and Director of Cardiac Anesthesia and Clinical Research at NorthShore University HealthSystem, a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

For more on the “opioid sparing opioid” go here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/ebpom-2019-methadone-the-overlooked-opiate-2/